“Querciabella stands head and shoulders above any other estate in Chianti Classico.” — Antonio Galloni Querciabella proprietor Sebastiano Castiglioni has spared no expense and overlooked no detail in his quest to make the best wines possible. A tireless campaigner for his beloved Chianti, Sebastiano is 100% committed to biodynamic farming. Since 2009 he has been hosting honeybee colonies to increase biodiversity and to protect pollinators from decline.
92 Points Vinous “The 2016 Chianti Classico is an explosion of floral-infused aromatics and red-toned fruit, all in the super-classic mid-weight style that is such a signature of the Querciabella house style today. Rose petal, lavender, mint and sweet raspberry fruit are pushed to the forefront. This is the first vintage in which more than half of the wine was aged in larger format oak ranging from tonneau to cask. Vineyards in Gaiole and Greve form the core of the blend, with a touch of fruit from Radda. The 2016 has enough freshness to drink well for another decade plus, but I would give it a few years in bottle for the bright acids to integrate a bit further. There are a number of pricier wines in Querciabella’s range, but I am not sure any of them can match the Chianti Classico for pure pleasure. What a lovely wine it is.”